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not always have to with a gun in many localities. >> craig whitney on the history of gun ownership and gun control in america. and from living with guns, a liberal pays for the second amendment. saturday night at 10:00 eastern. part of four days of non-fiction books and authors through christmas days. as the electoral college met monday, we spoke with a social studies teacher at pioneer high school in ann arbor, mich., about how she teaches the look for a process in use the c-span as a resource. >> tracie van newsom is a high school and social studies teacher. >> tracy is a high-school social studies and history teacher. fellow, and she is joining us on the phone. what is your approach? >> the electoral college is something that is definitely challenging to students. they have heard of it before, and fortunately i have been using the like doral college map. it shows who got the votes in 2008. it has the new census figures, so i explained it in my unit. we talk about the fact we do not directly elect the president. he or she is indirectly elected through the system, and we talk about how ma
president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. they speak, craig whitney latest book, "living with guns." in it, the foreign correspondent asked for his history of firearms in american society and proposes an end to the culture war over cards. it is about an hour. >> host: craig whitney come you've worked for "the new york times," then it are chief reporter around the world. you're an organist can especially speedy written a book on organ music. living with guns, how did you come to this topic? >> safely because i lived abroad for so many years. i would often be asked by friends in those countries, what is it the united states and americans and guns? what he is such a love affair with guns is the way some of them was sometimes put it. i do my best to explain, but they realized they didn't know myself, so i thought when i retired, when i time i would try to do some research and find out why we have the second amendment and how has it been understood during all the years it's been enforced in the book was the result. >> host: read the book with interest. you cover the h
former president of the campaign to prevent gun violence. craig whitney's book "living with guns," and in it, the former foreign correspondent explores the history of firearms in american society and poses an end to the culture war over guns. it's about an hour. >> host: craig whitney, you worked for the "new york times," a bureau chief reporter around the world, an organist, a specialist, wrote a book on organs, but "living with guns," how did you come up with this? >> guest: partly because i lived abroad, and asked by friends in those countries what is it with the united states, americans, and guns, why do you have a love affair with guns is the way they put it. i do my best to explain, but i realized that i didn't really know myself so i thought when i retired, when i had time, i would try to do research and find out why do we have the second amendment and how has it been understood during all the years it's been enforced, and the book was the result. >> host: i read the book with interest covering the history, the legal battles, covering what's going on current day, and let's
economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. and then at 9 p.m. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence to discuss his book "living with guns: a liberal's case for the second amendment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >>
, madam president and i yield. .. >> at 9 p.m., craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence to discuss the book, "living with guns: a liberal's case for the second amendment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv, and for a complete schedule visit booktv.org. >> author jon meacham recount it is career of america's third president d recounts the career of america's third president, thomas jefferson. he reports that despite his strong beliefs and opposition to confrontation, president jefferson was able so successfully lead the country in a highly partisan political environment. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> it's all downhill from there. [laughter] my lawyer will take any complaints later. thank you so much, and thank you to what, for what you all do here. i am a, i shopped here as a young washington monthly editor. shopped is too strong. we didn't have any money. as you all may remember, washington monthly editors were paid $10,000 a year which, as kate boo -- who won the national book award last ni
a few programs about economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violation to discuss his book, "living with guns." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. and for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> booktv is here at the annual national press club authors' night, and joining us now is author arkansas run aruno has written a book called first cameraman. what's your association with the obama campaign? >> well, in 2008 on the obama campaign i was his personal videographer which is something i carried through to the first two and a half years of the white house. and this last cycle, actually, did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house, i worked in that new and strange, murky world of super pacs and pac and independent can expenditures. >> talk to us about the campaign in 2008. how'd you get hooked up with the president? >> well, there was an ad in craig's list -- no, that's actually not the case. it was right place, right time. a
don't have to always with a gun. >> craig whitney on the history of gun control in america. saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words." >> "washington journal" continues. host: we want to welcome back to the table allyson schwartz. i want to begin with a conversation we were just having about gun control. the front page of "the washington post." you have senator dianne feinstein saying she will introduce the assault weapons ban in the senate. your reaction. guest: the tragedy hit many of us personally. our hearts go out to the families and to the committee in newtown. every time we have one of these tragedies, we said we have to do something and we do not. it is time to do something about gun violence. the president is right to look at what can be done and will work to make sure that guns do not get into the hands of criminals or those that are mentally ill. the legislation did help. sure these guns -- there is no reason for any of us to have those weapons. making sure gun ownership is responsible. too many americans die each week from dawn of violence. down.e babies gunned hos
editor craig whitney on the history of gun ownership and then control in america from living with guns:a liberal's case for the second amendment saturday night at 10:00 eastern on booktv's afterwards, part of four days of nonfiction books and authors on c-span2. >> democratic senator daniel inouye died monday at the age of 88. the senate's senior member was serving his seventh term. tribute continued yesterday. this portion is an hour. >> first, my friend, chairman of the judiciary committee has been honored to receive one of the senate's high honors in the senate, i congratulate him on that. join with him in expressing my sadness over the passing of senator daniel inouye. he came to this government starting government service, 60 years ago in the territorial legislature of hawaii and came to congress when hawaii became a state in 59 and the senate in 63, only in service to robert bird -- to robert byrd. this is a serious man, a solid man, patriot, and one who always had a good spirit about how he conducted his affairs and how he related to other members of the senate and his constitue
to drive a car. >> craig whitney, on the history of gun ownership and control in the american -- in america. saturday night on "book tv." >> "washington journal" continues. host: on wednesday -- wednesdays in this segment of the "washington journal" wheat spotlight magazine pieces. in this segment, we will be looking at two pieces from the atlantic. we are joined by scott stossel, the editor of the atlantic. talk us through the overarching theme and why you decided to package these two stories together. guest: we view them as complementary stories. they are both addressing the same issues, which is that it is no secret over the last 10 to 15 years, u.s. manufacturing has had a very hard time. its share of the u.s. work force has declined precipitously. its share of the economy has declined. and a lot of manufacturing jobs have gone overseas to china, mexico, other places, because of outsourcing prepared -- outsourcing. the two articles here. one of them is by a business journalist, and what is by and national correspondent in washington editor. they're focusing on two sides of the same phen
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